Where I Post Crunchy News, Argue Politics, Advocate Attachment Parenting And Natural Family Living, Channel Maria Montessori, Garden Organically, And Kick Your Lily White Arse For Making Your Baby Cry-It-Out
Thursday, January 17, 2013
Basic Human Biology For Paul Ryan
H.R. 23: Sanctity of Human Life Act
113th Congress, 2013–2015. Text as of Jan 03, 2013 (Introduced).
SEC. 3. DEFINITIONS.
For purposes of this Act:
(1) FERTILIZATION- The term ‘fertilization’ means the process of a human spermatozoan penetrating the cell membrane of a human oocyte to create a human zygote, a one-celled human embryo, which is a new unique human being.
The Sanctity of Human
Life Act describes a person as a fertilized "one-celled embryo." That
does not exist in real life. When the egg and sperm come together, they are two
haploid cells, called a ZYGOTE. After rapidly reproducing themselves,
they become a Blastocyst. It is not an embryo until week three after
conception, when cells specialize enough to start forming the brain, heart, and
SO, basically, this bill is about an imaginary creature, and if
ever passed, it would mean nothing, except that congressmen don't understand
elementary school biology or medical reality or what the hell they're talking
While they're at it, I'd like them to pass a law that says Unicorns are an endangered species, and if they need to eat you to live, you have to sacrifice yourself to them because they matter more than you. That's about the same thing as denying a woman an abortion, or certain birth control such as my IUD, so that an imaginary one-celled human can have legal rights.
In conclusion, this is what you get when you vote for people who put fundamentalism, profits, and a hunger for power, over science, women's rights, and things that actually exist.